Heraldic authority receives new website

Official website banner

His Majesty’s Heraldic Authority had an official website recently created for the public – some inside sources say the website has been in construction since August 2020.

The website provides Ikonian citizens the ability to request for a coat of arms, search through the roll of arms, and read up on heraldic traditions, both from Ikonia and from the macronational world. It finally provides Ikonians a way to interact with the Authority, outside from messaging the King.

The official website is up and can be found here: https://hmha.ikonia.xyz/.

Activity returns in the nation as new Constitution is passed

Front cover of the new Constitution

After a long period of inactivity, a new Constitution has been officially passed and has come into effect! Activity has finally returned to Ikonia, after a period of dormancy for 9 months.

The new Constitution consists of 6 articles: 

Article 1: The Kingdom
Article 2: Bill of sights
Article 3: The Monarch(y)
Article 4: Legislative
Article 5: Judicial system
Article 6: Final provisions

The full version can be read on the Ikonian website here: https://www.ikonia.xyz/Constitution121521.pdf

There have also been other changes: Three members of the Commoner Council have been removed from their duties due to inactivity, and the signing of the mutual recognition Treaty of Fayette between Ikonia, the New Richmond Republic, and the Confederation of the Northern Coast.

In other news, it is to be expected that His Majesty the King will soon release the annual Christmas honors list and address the nation with a Christmas speech. Stay tuned for more!

New Army regiment, Marines revamp, and military recruiting open

The new badges granted by His Majesty’s Heraldic Authority (L-R): 2 (Royal Reserves) Regiment, His Majesty’s Marines

His Majesty King Cameron I, with the approval of the Chief of the Defense Staff, His Honor Hayden Ford yesterday started the formation of 2 (Royal Reserves) Regiment. This regiment was formed as part of the ongoing recruitment effort to get more military officers. All reserve troops in the Army are attached to this regiment.

The Regiment is currently not manned by one commander besides the King, but is reporting to have one troop attached.

In other news, the Commandant General and Captain General, the Duke of Limiport and Sir Luis Sanchez respectively— have officialized the new badges, ranks, and a ceremonial flag for His Majesty’s Marines. The insignia sports a new red and gold colour scheme, with anchors, swords, crowns, and waves.

New ceremonial flag of His Majesty’s Marines

Lastly, the Armed Forces of Ikonia announced in the official Ikonian discord server that recruiting for all branches in the force are now open, and that a official website for all things relating to the force are to be created soon in collaboration with Reactive Solutions, the only software company in the country.

King releases Christmas speech

The televised Christmas speech

The King’s 2020 Christmas Speech was an historic event, as it was the first ever speech to be released by the Kingdom. It was also the most recent usage of the Ikonian Broadcasting company. The speech was recorded in the Royal Residence on the 24th.

“Greetings and merry Christmas to everyone.

Usually at this time of year people gather together, they make merry, and for a second time in as many months look back and appreciate the things they are given or the misfortunes they have avoided. However, this year is one in which those things are either unfortunately discouraged or simply such a monumental task to find anything to be thankful for.

In this year, we have all faced trials and tribulations, worries for our late and immediate futures, and stresses which we could have never imagined. It is that most discouraging and melancholic feeling which makes this Christmas and holiday season all the more important.

Despite our worries, and despite the attitude of the season being hindered, there still remains that one thing which is the source of our celebrations: love. When our friends and family are kept away from us by the limitations placed on them because of this tragedy which has stricken the whole Earth, we must remember our love for them and theirs for us.

Whenever in doubt, the assurance of love is one thing you can always hold to with gratitude. Further to that, however much of a cliche it may sound, love is the reason for the season.

To remind us of the love the Lord has for us, and to depart that love to our fellow man. But despite our circumstances I like to think and to use the words of Bob Hope, that ‘Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?’ In fact, in this coming year, let us all make up for the worries we suffered and let love of the present and not fear of the future keep us going.

Let us all make peace with our adversaries, break bread with the less fortunate, and be the light for those lost in darkness. So, may we raise our glasses to love and hope, wish each other a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. God bless us, God bless you and God bless Ikonia.”

The King also noted that Christmas honors were to be released on Christmas day to citizens and foreign leaders in other micronations.

Codex of heraldic law established inside the Kingdom

Today on November 7th, His Majesty with collaboration with His Majesty’s Heraldic Authority have ratified the Codicem Heraldica Ikonius, a document that details and explains the heraldic laws foreigners and citizens must follow inside the Kingdom. Failure to do so can end up in a case from the Supreme Court of Ikonia.

This is the first article of legislation passed since the Idolas Act, marking a period of 2 months without legislation. The government has claimed it is slowly ramping up activity and working with His Majesty to create a codex of general law inside the Kingdom.

The Codicem can be found online at https://ikonia.xyz/CHI.pdf.

The front page of the Codicem, printed on 7 November

Ikonia celebrates three year anniversary

Established on 19 October 2018, Ikonia was founded on the principles of independence, liberty, and freedom. Today, the actual birthday of the Kingdom, was a more of an quiet affair, apart from the announcement on certain diplomatic venues, and broadcasts inside the Kingdom. In the office of the King, HM Cameron I, the flag was visited and inspected by the Royal Guards.

From the King, quote “We have excelled in our depth of knowledge, not only on politics, but unity, freedom, and prosperity. We will continue to excel, and do even more in the following year. I call for the celebratory of His Majesty’s Army, Navy, Coastguard, and all government offices, and will therefore close all offices for this week. We will continue to prosper and venture throughout our great Kingdom. I wish all Ikonians and everyone a great Independence Day!”

Flag of the Kingdom as seen on Independence Day (19 October 2020)

Founding of JISA

Our great Kingdom has come together as one once again, and have demanded more science implementation. Collaboratively, the Ikonian people, the King, and the President of the Catholique Socialist Republic, Aidan McGrath founded the JISA, a space agency for micronations all.

The JISA plans to launch a drone high enough into air to see the earth’s curvature in late January or early February, under the Poseidon program, with their first mission being the Poseidon 1.

JISA was founded on 19 January 2019, and our wonderful King, Cameron I has decided to take the role of Administrator, along with managing documents and keeping the JISA team in check.

JISA was also launched with the help of Deputy Administrator Aidan McGrath, who has developed assets such as the Poseidon program patches, and uniforms.

Learn more about JISA and the upcoming Poseidon 1 mission on MicroWiki here:

https://micronations.wiki/wiki/JISA

https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Poseidon_program

Seal of JISA